Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Interactive Banksy Exhibition Comes to Philadelphia This Weekend

The exhibit runs from December 3, 2022 until January 31st, 2023.

Interactive Banksy Exhibition Comes to Philadelphia This Weekend

Banksy Was Here: The Exhibition, an "unauthorized" Banksy exhibition, opens at Philadelphia Fashion District this Saturday, December 3, 2022 and runs through January 31, 2023. Don't miss its arrival and debut in Philadelphia! The experience will plunge visitors into the universe of the enigmatic Bristol-born street artist, offering an incredible journey featuring over 80 genuine and certified artworks from private collections.

This experience and collection will make its world premiere right here in the city of brotherly love, after select pieces have toured the globe in 15 other cities. Tickets are $22.90 and up, with children under four free, and discounts available for seniors, students, military, and groups (15 or more tickets).

The exhibition will take place at Philadelphia Fashion District, at 901 Market St, with the entrance on the outside of the mall at the 9th and Market intersection. Tickets and additional information are available online at https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2212086®id=3&articlelink=https%3A%2F%2Fbanksyexpo.com%2Fphiladelphia%2F?utm_source=BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1 Banksy Was Here is presented by Exhibition Hub and Fever.


Banksy Was Here invites guests into the universe of one of the most mysterious and elusive artists in the world. The selection of masterpieces as well as a unique virtual reality experience gives Philly residents the opportunity to enjoy a highly educational and descriptive voyage through the artist's world and career.

"Banksy's work allows us to see our everyday world in a different way," said Exhibition Hub Executive Producer John Zaller. "This approach will appeal to everyone who comes to Banksy Was Here, whether they are seeing the artist's work for the first time or the hundredth. The exhibit design provides a different perspective to all who enter: it transports you to a whole other place that is totally unexpected and entirely engaging - similar to Banksy's work."

He continued, "Banksy fans will love Banksy Was Here because of the dedication that our team took to be as true to the artist's approach as we could be. From the moment you enter to the moment you leave, we place you in environments that evoke the authenticity and the irony of Banksy's works while also curating the collection in a way that is accessible to all."

The Exhibition has toured in over 15 cities, and is now coming to Philadelphia to highlight Banksy's most preserved works. The exhibition will feature over 80 original works, sculptures, installations, videos and photos including the classics of the legendary artist. Banksy has been known to question the rules of the game of contemporary art, and is considered one of the main figures of street art. These pieces, which come from private collections and in collaboration with Lilley Fine Art/ Contemporary Art Gallery, will be exhibited in Philadelphia for the very first time!

Zaller said, "Philadelphia is the perfect city to debut Banksy Was Here because of its love of art and its gritty personality. Philadelphians know what they want and they take pride in knowing who they are, just like Banksy. The Fashion District is a fantastic central location right in the middle of the city. And our venue right at the corner of 9th and Market has an industrial and commercial feel that is the perfect backdrop for Banksy Was Here."

Tickets are available for purchase on Fever's marketplace today through January 2023. All ages are welcome. Get ready to embark on a journey to the heart of the artwork of the mysterious king of the streets!


Join Team BroadwayWorld

Are you an avid theatergoer in Philadelphia? We're looking for people like you to share your thoughts and insights with our readers. Team BroadwayWorld members get access to shows to review, conduct interviews with artists, and the opportunity to meet and network with fellow theatre lovers and arts workers.

Interested? Learn more here.


 



SING HALLELUJAH An Evening Of Jewish Music Returns On The 75th Anniversary Of State Of Isr Photo
Back–by–popular demand, the Kimmel Cultural Campus presents Cantor David F. Tilman; singer, songwriter, and humanitarian Noa; local synagogues; and congregational and community choirs for Sing Hallelujah, an evening of Jewish music led by Tilman in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at 8:00 p.m.  

Beyoncé Announces 2023 Renaissance Tour Dates; How to Get Tickets Photo
Beyoncé has announced her 'Renaissance World Tour' dates. The tour will go international, stopping in London, Paris, Germany, and Poland, before coming to North America. North American stops include Philadelphia, Louisville, East Rutherford, Minneapolis, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and more. The tour concludes on September 27 in New Orleans.

Hedgerow Theatre Companys GOOD GRIEF Earns Grant From National Endowment For The Arts Photo
Hedgerow Theatre Company has been awarded a Grants for Arts Projects award by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in the amount of $10,000. This grant will support the Philadelphia premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu's Good Grief.

Ensemble 20/21 Presents MUSIC OF THE EARTH, February 11 Photo
Ensemble 20/21 presents “Music of the Earth,” the second of three programs in the contemporary music ensemble's bold and eclectic 2022–23 season, on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 8:00 p.m., in Gould Rehearsal Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music.


More Hot Stories For You


Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS Meets The Moment At Temple TheatersSondheim's INTO THE WOODS Meets The Moment At Temple Theaters
February 2, 2023

Happily ever after... and then what? That's the initial premise of Sondheim's musical parable, INTO THE WOODS. But there's much more darkness and light to be found on the journey.

Trio Of Broadway Singers Come to Bucks County Playhouse in Solo PerformancesTrio Of Broadway Singers Come to Bucks County Playhouse in Solo Performances
February 2, 2023

Bucks County Playhouse will welcome a trio of powerhouse Broadway singers for a series of concerts to kick off its 2023 Visiting Artist Series. The three singers, who individually are covering music made famous by some of the most popular women of song, will appear in three solo concerts in February, March and April.

Northern Liberties Celebrates Black History Month With New Audio Tour and Debut Of WINDOW STORIESNorthern Liberties Celebrates Black History Month With New Audio Tour and Debut Of WINDOW STORIES
February 2, 2023

Northern Liberties Business Improvement District announces plans to celebrate the neighborhood’s rich history this February. Launching for Black History Month are two new activations, including a new Audio Walking Tour: Northern Liberties Black History and Window Stories, a series of vinyl window clings that tell the stories of Black residents who lived in Northern Liberties in the 1800’s.

The Philly POPS Bring GET UP, STAND UP! To The MetThe Philly POPS Bring GET UP, STAND UP! To The Met
February 2, 2023

The Philly POPS' Get Up, Stand Up! is moving to The Met Philadelphia for two performances on Saturday, February 18 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets previously purchased for the originally scheduled February 17 performance will now be honored for the 8 p.m. show, and all tickets previously purchased for either the February 18 or February 19 matinees will now be honored for the 3 p.m. show. 

Hedgerow Theatre Company's GOOD GRIEF Earns Grant From National Endowment For The ArtsHedgerow Theatre Company's GOOD GRIEF Earns Grant From National Endowment For The Arts
February 1, 2023

Hedgerow Theatre Company has been awarded a Grants for Arts Projects award by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in the amount of $10,000. This grant will support the Philadelphia premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu's Good Grief.